Manzano knocks off Clovis

CNJ staff Manzano scored on its first two possessions of the second half and beat Clovis 20-12 Saturday in a Class 5A state quarterfinal playoff game in Albuqueruque. Tre Orozco’s 22-yard pass to C.J. Ransom with 18 seconds left in the second quarter gave Clovis a 12-6 halftime lead . The score was set up […]

Hounds score late to edge WT

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is making a habit of beating rival West Texas A&M at home. Junior midfielder Kal Herbert dribbled in from the left side and beat goalkeeper Sebastian Furness with just under four minutes left in regulation Sunday to give ENMU a 1-0 victory over […]

Clovis woman wins pageant

Kimberly Parmenter of Clovis won the elite award at the American Beauties Plus Pageant in Roswell, Ga., according to a news release. The competition included individual panel interviews, which counted for 50 percent of the score; dressy sportswear 20 percent of the score; evening gown 20 percent of the score; on-stage question 10 percent of […]

Taxpayers target of confusing system

By Don McAlavy: Freedom Columnist The Revised Gettsbury Address (Author Unknown) (Yes, I said Gettsbury, not Gettsburg.) Three score and five years ago our fathers brought forth upon this nation a new tax, conceived in desperation and dedicated to the proposition that all men are fair game. Now we are engaged in a great mass […]

Hounds focus on size

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With an offense that helped score a school-record 374 points, Eastern New Mexico University’s speed was never in doubt. With a 19-recruit signing day Wednesday, coach Mark Ribaudo is hoping he’s taken care of some size demands. “For this pass protection, you need big people that are hard to […]

Hounds score in second OT to nip Rattlers

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Senior defender Michael James forced overtime on a goal with three seconds left in regulation and senior forward Mario Alarcon scored midway thorugh the second sudden-death overtime Saturday, giving Eastern New Mexico University a 3-2 non-league men’s soccer victory over St. Mary’s. With the win, the Greyhounds (11-5-2) added to […]

Hounds, Zias post shutout wins

CNJ staff LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Junior forward Emerson Rodrigues scored twice in the final 10-plus minutes Friday, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Colorado Christian. Rodrigues scored with 79:55 elapsed in the match, taking a pass from sophomore midfielder Tyler Hart and beating goalkeeper Jared Jacobs. He […]

Aug. 3, 1956

The Clovis News-Journal reported that a rainbow forming a perfect circle around the sun was visible for several minutes around 11:30 a.m. … The El Paso Texans handed the Clovis Pioneers’ baseball team its fifth straight loss by a score of 13-6. … Clovis TV Service, located at 1005 Main, claimed to offer the latest […]

Clovis sophomore ties for fourth

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — On a day when most golfers were battling the cold and the rain, scrappy Clovis sophomore Tyler Fontenot was busy climbing the leaderboard. Rebounding from a first round that included a dreaded snowman (an 8), Fontenot fired a 2-over-par 74 in Tuesday’s final round of the Class 5A state […]

CHS GOLF: Cats tied for fifth in 5A state meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Things went pretty well on Monday for Clovis High’s boys, but not so well for the girls the first round of the two-day Class 5A state golf tournament at UNM South. The Wildcats are tied for last with La Cueva in a six-team field, although they shot a respectable four-man total […]

ENMU’s struggles continue

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ENMU second baseman Mike McDuffie lunges to backhand a wide throw as Central Oklahoma’s Dean McIntyre slides into second with a stolen base in the first game of Saturday’s baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team rallied to tie Central Oklahoma […]

Reid paces NMSU golfers

CNJ staff TUCSON, Ariz. — Sophomore transfer Travis Reid, a 2005 Clovis High grad, shot a 2-under-par 69 Monday to lead New Mexico State’s golf team in the first round of the season-opening PING Arizona Intercollegiate. The Aggies shot a first-round team score of 5-over 287 and were 11th in the 16-team field. Playing despite […]

Angelo State knocks off Hounds

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Quarterback Jay Immel completed 18-of-24 passes for 229 yards and Angelo State scored two first-quarter TDs into a 17-7 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico on Saturday night. Daniel Thomas added 119 yards rushing for the Rams (2-3, 1-1 South), who nearly doubled the Greyhounds […]

Black education not an easy ordeal

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Let’s look at the recent “Nation’s Report Card,” published annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. Nationally, in reading, only 13 percent of black fourth graders, and 11 percent of black eighth graders, score as proficient. Twenty-nine percent achieve a score of “basic,” which is […]

North sweeps Friday All-Star twin bill

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The North squad won’t have to wait until Saturday to find out whether it can wrap up its second straight overall win in the North/South All-Star Softball series. That’s because a doubleheader sweep on Friday night in Clovis meant that the North stars already clinched the series victory — its […]

ENMU athletes ranked in top 10 after second go of CNFR

CNJ staff CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University senior Rowdy Sanders is seventh in bull riding while ENMU sophomore Raelyn Gardner is in a three-way tie for 10th in breakaway roping after the second go of the College National Finals Rodeo. Sanders, from Whiteface, recorded a no-score in Tuesday’s second go after posting a […]

Clovis senior Moore ties for sixth

The Associated Press Mayfield’s Brett Jones parred the fourth playoff hole to beat Albuquerque High’s Joey Gorance for the individual title at the Class 5A boys state tournament Tuesday. Mayfield, with its four top players all shooting in the 70s on the par-72 New Mexico State University course, won the team title by six shots […]

Former Vixen carries success to college level

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Fort Sumner grad Sandy Fortner is having a productive season in her first year at UNM. (Courtesy photo) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The way Sandy Fortner competes, it’s easy to forget she’s only a freshman. Fortner, a Fort Sumner grad in her first year at the University of New Mexico, is best on […]

Clovis junior defensive stopper

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Tori Northcutt has played varsity since her freshman year. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor What Clovis High junior Tori Northcutt does better than most won’t show up next to her name in the scorebook. Northcutt relies on a combination of tenacity and a basketball IQ that’s off the chart to […]

Goff leads Aggies to victory

CNJ staff HONOLULU — Former Clovis High golfer Rober Goff shot a 54-hole score of 214 to take individual honors and lead New Mexico State to the team title in the Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate tournament on Wednesday. The Aggies took the team title with a score of 7-over-par 871, leading from start to finish in […]